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    Suicide Barrier Be Put Around The Golden Gate Bridge To Save Lives? According to the San Francisco Gate newspaper article titled, “Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Barrier Project May Slow Traffic,” it says, “More than 1,400 people have jumped to their deaths since the bridge opened in 1937. Most jumpers suffer a grisly death, with massive internal injuries, broken bones and skull fractures. Some die from internal bleeding; others drown” (1). On one side of the debate are people who are mental health advocates that strongly believe that the barrier will prevent suicides. On the other side are those who believe the barrier will detract from the bridge’s beauty. The Golden Gate Bridge is a work of art; even though it…

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    many different types of bridges. More specifically, there are many types of truss bridges. One popular truss bridge is the Golden Gate Bridge, which is located in San Francisco, California. This bridge is a Warren deck truss bridge because of the equal size of the diagonals and to contain both tension and compression (Types of bridges) and it has a Suspension, fixed and approach Spans because of the metal braced ribbed deck arch.(Golden Gate Bridge). Some other important features of this bridge…

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    Tad Friend’s New Yorker article, Jumper, released on October 13th, 2003, highlights the “fatal grandeur of the Golden Gate Bridge”. Friend begins with informing the reader of various circumstances in which the Golden Gate Bridge has been a final farewell for many, such as Paul Alarab, a 40-year-old Iraqi-American seeking peace and redemption for U.S. actions in the middle-east. Friend later goes on to discuss the statistical rate of suicide involving the Golden Gate Bridge, hinting towards the…

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    against the rust of the bridge and one inhales the scenery. The salty breeze, amazement, desire, hope, acceptance, loneliness, helplessness, humiliation, pain; a swirl of feelings overpowering and clashing with your inner self. No longer able to escape from reality, they’ve concluded that they’ve endured enough and the desire to numb the pain grows. Their minds running around one last possibility in circles, all concluded with a jump. The Golden Gate Bridge, the main focus of the film, is a…

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    Bridges are used around the world to get over a bay of water. There are several different designs that could be used when building bridges such as arc, beam , cable-stayed, truss and suspension bridges. The Golden Gate Bridge is a very well known example of a suspension bridge. It is located in San Francisco, California. Construction began in 1933, in the midst of the Great Depression, and the bridge gave steady jobs to many people during this hard time. It was finished and opened in 1937,…

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    The Golden Gate Bridge is well known for its beauty, but is often used as a jumping place. The chief engineer of it stated “The bridge is practically suicide-proof. Suicide from the bridge is neither practical nor probable.” (qtd. by Strauss). But, as stated before many have attempted suicide by jumping from the bridge. Kevin Briggs uses personal experiences to establish his credibility as an expert of the topic and to help those who are contemplating suicide or those who know someone that is…

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    The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge. It is located in San Francisco, California, and connects to Marin County, California. To San Francisco, it’s one of the most known symbols. The construction began January 25, 1933, ended April 19, 1837 and opened May 27, 1937 which lasted for one week. The whole project cost more than 35 million dollars. Many people argued that the bridge couldn’t be built across a 6700 ft. strait, which had swirling tides and currents with 372 ft of water deep, at…

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    Introduction The golden gate bridge is one of the most famous suspension bridges in the world. It spans the golden gate strait which is a mile wide and three miles long. It is seen as one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. It is also one of the internationally recognized symbols of America and to be precise San Francisco. Nearly 112 000 vehicles cross the bridge daily. Although the bridge is one of the biggest engineering marvels and over 13 engineers…

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    It was a morning like any other, I woke up and looked out my window to see the old rusted piece of metal some like to call the Golden Gate Bridge. I always woke up at 6:30 sharp to make sure I had enough time to read over the papers that were due in a few short hours. As I carry along with my morning routine I realize today was partner day in biology, the day I dreaded most in the semester, mostly because my partner usually makes me do most of the work and the parts they do,they mess it up.…

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    A Story: The Golden Gate Bridge The Golden Gate Bridge considered as an internationally acknowledged symbol of United Sates, California and San Francisco, is 1 mile wide and 3 mile long. Located between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay in San Francisco; it is undoubtedly the most photographed bridge of all time. It is suspended at a height of 4,200 feet. The Golden Gate Bridge was opened in 1937 and remained the longest suspension bridge till 1964. This marvel of architecture links north…

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